We left: 2006-6-8 00:00:00 GMT-07:00 ago
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From the perspective of Carrie:
Today is my birthday. That means that I get to boss Jonathan around all day. Just kidding, but it does mean that I get to choose what I want to see and do here in Washington DC today.
First on the list was breakfast. Jonathan was nice enough to make breakfast for Yvette and me – Eggs Benedict, my favorite. He did an excellent job, and I look forward to having it again next year.
I was also fortunate enough to get to choose lunch.
We weren’t sure if it was ok to have alcohol in a public area, but we camouflaged it well.
Our first stop was the National Gallery of Art. I wanted to go to the art museum.
I know that most guys would groan at the thought of spending an entire afternoon looking at art, but Jonathan bore it well, and actually had a pretty good time.
The National Gallery of Art is really a beautiful building full of wonderful works of art.
We thought that this painting was pretty funny. The title is “Work”, and the only woman in the whole giant painting is this woman here. Apparently the only “work” appropriate for women during this time period is breast-feeding.
Van Gogh is
my favorite artist, so I always love seeing his art.
I was really
proud of Jonathan.
This guy did though. And I bet his wife was happy to be rid of him, and a bit embarrassed as well.
I had to get
a picture of this painting because I thought the girl looked
like my niece, Emma.
We got to see the only Leonardo Da Vinci in the United States.
This painting is really cool – it’s two sided with a portrait on one side and an olive branch on the other.
National Archives and the "Charters of Freedom"
Our next stop
was the National Archives
Be prepared though, the wait to get in is long (we waited over an hour).
And for those National Treasure fans, stealing it was not that easy. Unfortunately, it’s no longer legible. The Declaration of Independence hung on the wall in an office building for many years, and as such was irreparably damaged by sun and light. So it’s a good thing we already know what it says. Otherwise we might be in trouble.